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El Escudo del Quijote

Spanish, South American, Colombian
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I always Have to come back

This is probably one of the best restaurants in Cali. The chef is a master and a mixer. Her exquisite sense of flavor mixture and fusioned flavors, gives this restaurant 5 stars. The chontaduro ravioli, the pig skin (placer del cerdo) and the octopus are my all time favorites. The tuna as well but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Juancho D
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Warsaw, Indiana
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Warsaw, Indiana
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is probably one of the best restaurants in Cali. The chef is a master and a mixer. Her exquisite sense of flavor mixture and fusioned flavors, gives this restaurant 5 stars. The chontaduro ravioli, the pig skin (placer del cerdo) and the octopus are my all time favorites. The tuna as well but we all know that tuna is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We were a bigger group, might be that for this reason my dish was a bit to cold, service is very good as in many parts of Colombia. Ideally for anniversary, but also for business dinner, thought prices are above the average in this area.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The restaurant is located near La Tertulia and close to the Rio Cali. It is hidden and it's hard to spot. The dining room is quaint with art work reminiscent of Cervantes' Don Quixote but with a modern touch. Even the restroom (men's) is painted with Quixotic themes and 3D art that shows a horse flying into the restroom! The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went to dinner on a Thursday night and we were happily surprised with both the service and the food. Although the name leads you to believe it's Spanish food, it's more of an eclectic mix of Colombian and international flavors. the service was high for Colombian standards (usually not so great) I would definitely recommend this place!

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Warsaw, Indiana
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78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a place that keeps getting better. People say it's overpriced but you get what you pay for and more. The owner and Chef is at your table side offering the newest plates and the menu keeps reinventing itself. Pork, fish, octopus, beef you name it. The best quality and freshness. Highly recommended.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This restaurant does not fall short if compared to the most recognized spots worldwide. I eat out quite a bit w/ my wife, internationally, and I think I am a pretty good judge. El Escudo offer genuine cuisine with fresh ingredients and out of the ordinary menu. I highly recommend it.

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Bogota, Colombia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Cali has a very interesting growing restaurant offer. Local cuisine is worth to try. This place has nothing special to offer. Food was poorly prepared, the carpaccio had potatoes chips out of the package on top! I mean... A little respect. Risotto was so salty that it was impossible to know what was made of. The ambiance is boring, there... More 

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Warsaw, Indiana
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78 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

There is no other way to put it. This classy mixture of Mediterranean and Colombian cuisine is close to perfect. The service and atmosphere are great. It has a bar with live music and the food is just exquisite. I recommend the peppered tuna and the chontaduro filled ravioli. Some say its pricey, I say you pay for what you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

As a caleño that eats out 3 or 4 times a weak and has eaten at restaurants all over the world, I would rate El Escudo del Quijote with Platillos Voladores, Trattoria Italia and El Falso Olivo as the best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Nice restaurant! The food is mostly fussion, with strong local flavours. The main dishes and dessert were really delicious. It also has a good wine menu. The decoration is based on the book Don Quijote de la Mancha, which has the walls filled with paintings and wood sculptures. Recomended for locals and tourists.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: , Cali, Colombia
  • Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Valle del Cauca Department  >  Cali

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, South American, Colombian

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